Susan Dynarski

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Professor of Economics

735 S State St.
5317 Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091

Office Location(s): 5317 Weill Hall
Phone: 734.615.5113
Fax: 734.763.9181
Curriculum Vitae

  • Fields of Study
    • Applied Microeconomics
      Gender & Family
      Labor Markets
      Politics, Institutions & Processes: National & State & Local
      Poverty and Social Welfare
      Quantitative Methods
  • About

    Susan Dynarski is an Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She is a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University. She is an editor of The Journal of Labor Economics and Education Finance and Policy.

    Dynarski’s research focuses on charter schools, demand for private schooling, historical trends in inequality in educational attainment, and the optimal design of financial aid. Her previous research explored the impact of grants and loans on educational attainment and the distributional consequences of tax incentives for college saving.

    Dynarski has testified to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and the President's Commission on Tax Reform. Her research has been funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, Russell Sage Foundation and the National Institute of Aging.

  • Education
    • AB, Public Policy, Harvard University
    • MS, Public Policy, Harvard University
    • PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology